Dr. Pedro Cevallos has worked to increase student achievement in numerous capacities with schools in Florida, Pennsylvania, and California for more than two decades. He currently serves as Executive Director of The Education Reform Project (EDURP). Pedro is an expert in utilizing intersegmental partnerships to galvanize systemic educational change. In addition, Dr. Cevallos served as Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) on two different grants from The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation which aimed to drastically increase the college readiness rates of underrepresented students. He is a lifelong public-school student and educator with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership & Entrepreneurship from UCLA, a MS in Curriculum & Instruction from Penn State, a BS in Social Studies Education from Florida International University, and a high school diploma from Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Pedro is anchored by his four core values: (1) Family is paramount, (2) Education is a civil right and instrumental for breaking the cycle of trans-generational poverty, (3) Children should always be more prosperous than their parents, and (4) Bilingualism and biliteracy are critical for the prosperity of both individuals and society as a whole.